The UAE is always a few years behind the rest of the world – particularly when it comes to e-com.
Whilst the UK have been enjoying the indulgence of Boohoo, Missguided, In the Style, Pretty Little Thing, ASOS, Net-a-Porter, Farfetch – need I go on? – for years, whilst we’ve been downloading Shop ‘n’ Ship apps, ‘adding to wishlist’ in preparation for our next visit across the pond and hurriedly tapping out that illusive Facebook status: anyone travelling from England back to Dubai in the next week?
Fast-forward a few years, and we’ve found ourselves in a league of our own. The UAE’s digital shopping space has begun to read like a smorgasbord of direct-to-consumer brands offering the latest trends, exclusive designer drops and modest pieces ’till your heart’s content. Ahead, some of the best online fashion boutiques in the UAE…
The Holy Grail of e-commerce in Dubai, Namshi boasts everything from womenswear to activwear to homeware – a true one-stop-shop.
It doesn’t get more impressive that Ounass offering free delivery in two hours or less within in Dubai. It just doesn’t.
Here to make make shopping a win-win for you and your wallet, ASOS now offers free shipping to the UAE and free returns.
A rather underrated store that has recently popped up on fashion’s front line. It stocks a pretty random array of brands and can sometimes be a bit hit-and-miss, but one of my all-time favourite white shirts I own was purchased from ELabelz.
Last year, luxury e-tail giants (informaly known as NAP) announced their plans to launch in the UAE at the end of 2019. All together together now: We. Are. Ready.
The Luxury Closet
An oldie but a goodie, I attribute most of my designer handbag collection to The Luxury Closet. It’s also a great site to sell, too!
What are some of the best online fashion boutiques in the UAE that you’ve found? Drop a comment below and let us know.